Ok, I admit that martinis don’t really fall under ‘healthy living’ in the traditional sense. But you know my philosophy is about balance and living well – healthy living in a complete, holistic, creative, “everything in moderation”, “get out and enjoy life” kind of way. So the occasional martini features in my life … especially when it gives me an excuse to use my homemade elderflower cordial.
I’ll keep this short and sweet since I got many comments from readers who don’t live near elder trees, and can’t make the cordial themselves! (You’ll have to plan a visit to England during May/June to make your own!)
You could use this same basic idea with any kind of cordial or fruit syrup though. Get creative!
Zak is the official martini-maker in our house, so he gets credit for this recipe. Thanks Zak, it’s delicious!
3 oz Hendrick’s Gin (because it’s florally … but you can use any good gin that you like)
1/2 oz. dry vermouth
1/2 oz. elderflower cordial
2 cucumber slices
Chill the martini glass. Pour the cordial in the bottom of the glass. Put ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the gin and vermouth, and shake for 45 seconds until the container is very cold. Strain into the martini glass on top of the cordial. Put 2 cucumber slices into the glass. Enjoy!
Let's Trace the Roots of You
(Re)discover the foods, places, traditions, and rituals that make you, YOU.
Sign up for weekly insights to get unstuck + create a life of meaning!